Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Yellow Subji Served on Sunday!


I hope everyone who read the Bitter Gourd Masala post would have noticed the yellow subji in the final picture of the Sunday meal, and also guessed what the vegetable is. I had a small piece of pumpkin lying in the fridge, and since I usually clear my fridge of all veggies on Sundays to make space for the fresh batch of the coming week, I wanted to make something quick and easy with it. So, I made Pumpkin Tomato Subji.


Here is a snapshot of what I used for the dish:


Pumpkin - Cut into long rectangles - about 2 cups
Tomatoes - Blanched, peeled, and quartered - 4-5
Onion - chopped - 1 large
Green chilly - sliced - 1
Ginger - peeled and pounded - 2 tsp - optional - (not seen in the picture)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/ Cumin seeds powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 strand (not in the above picture)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Method:

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, temper mustard seeds, add green chilly, ginger, and curry leaves. Add the Urad dal and stir until light brown. Toss in the onions, and keep stirring on low flame until light brown (I had forgotten about the ginger lying pounded in the mortar and added it at a later stage)


  • Add the tomatoes, a pinch of salt, mix well, and cook covered on low flame until tomatoes are cooked and mashable


  • Add the pumpkin pieces, turmeric, red chilly, jeera, and coriander powders, and mix well
  • Keep covered (DO NOT add water), and cook on low flame for 5-8 minutes, stir, and continue process until pumpkin is fork tender. The pumpkin pieces will release enough water and the steam in the covered pan will help in the cooking process. Ensure that the pumpkin pieces don't break while stirring, and are cooked evenly

Pumpkin Tomato Subji is ready!


Serve as a side dish to rice/ chapathi

This Yellow Subji goes to WYF: Colour in Food event hosted at Simple Indian Food - An Easy Cooking Blog by Easy Crafts

Thanks, Rekha, for reminding me of this event. As before, I forgot about the event!

32 comments:

Nags said...

very rarely use pumpkin but this sure looks good. blanching tomatoes for the gravy is just brilliant, don't you think?

rekhas kitchen said...

mmmm pumpkin curry looks so yummy why din'i you send this to EC s food in colour event

Jayashree said...

Ooh....that looks delectable...

Priti said...

Pumpkin curry oops.. I mena yellow subji ;) looking yummy & delicious ...the picture is nice..

Sireesha said...

Yellow subji looks splendid.....

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very nice subji. Love to have them with rotis. Love the yellow color. Great!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Yummy kaddu..I love it with rice and roti..

Purnima said...

Hey Shreya, glad to hv a fellow mumbai blogger-this is my home town, am here for a vacation ...thks for leaving such lovely words. You hv a lovely blog n loved to read thru 'y u started a blog' KEEP POSTING AMMAS COOKING...shall commence mine frm mid sep...ciao till then

srikars kitchen said...

Yellow subji looks yummy & delicious.... nice click...

Dawn said...

Ohh those colors are wonderful! I love curry. I love the smell of curry. And did you know that pumpkin is really good for you too.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

great entry!!! looks delicous, shreya!

theres something for u on my blog!

Cham said...

I didn't made any subji with pumpkin, looks delicious ur curry

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love anything with pumpkin! That looks great! I just love all the colors in there. Beautiful job - great entry!

notyet100 said...

looks total yum,..healthy too,.nice one for the event..

Shriya said...

Pumpkin subji looks sooo delicious love the recipe and especiall the step by step pics awesome.

Vaishali said...

Looks really delicious and colorful, Shreya. Pumpkin is such a wonderful vegetable to cook with. I love it in sambar.

Jeena said...

This looks so good and very colourful, lovely recipe. :-)

Madhavi said...

curry look delicious, great entry!!!

Vibaas said...

Looks bright and colourful. I have only used pumpkin in sambar. i have to try this for sure.

SriLekha said...

wow! yummy subji!

Jescel said...

never had curried pumpkin before, but it sounds yummy.. may try it some time. thanks for dropping by my blog.

Valarmathi said...

Looks yummy and colorful.

sra said...

What a coincidence - I too have this curry at home. I made it in a traditional way - with onions, unpeeled, and a bit of jaggery added in the end.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Great step-by-step pictures! Your dishes are allways a feast to the eyes, allways colorfull. The use of pumpkin is a great idea!

easycrafts said...

Amazing yellow color of the sabzi...thanks for participating and thanks to rekha too

Salt N Turmeric said...

iv never had pumpkin curry before. they look appetising tho.

LG said...

I rarely buy pumpkin, have to buy some to try out that yellow subji.

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Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Shreya what beautiful photographs. You certainly are quite talented. Wonderful site. Congratulations on your BFF award from Dibs.

Shreya said...

Hi all, thank you so much for the lovely words :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks absolutely delicious! I love pumpkins and spices!

Cheers,

Rosa

Snooky doodle said...

i just visited your blog for the first time. The pictures are great. I love indian food maybe by reading your blog i ll learn how to cook it too :-)great blog